Chinmoku Hotei

Chinmoku HoteiProfile

  • Drama: Silent Court (literal title)
  • Romaji: Chinmoku Hotei
  • Japanese: 沈黙法廷
  • Director: Makito Murakami, Yosuke Higashida
  • Writer: Joh Sasaki (novel), Masaya Ozaki, Hayato Miura
  • Network: WOWOW
  • Episodes: 5
  • Release Date: September 24 – October 22, 2017
  • Runtime: Sundays 22:00
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


In Akabane, Tokyo, an old person, who lived alone, is found dead. The elderly person was strangled to death. Detectives from the Akabane Police Station investigate the case. According to the victim’s neighbors, a woman sometimes came in and out of the victim’s home. That woman is Miki Yamamoto (Hiromi Nagasaku). She does housework for her customers. The detectives from Akabane Police Station visit Miki Yamamoto’s house. At that time, other detectives from Saitama Prefecture also arrive at Miki Yamamoto’s house. Multiple suspicious death cases have taken place at her prior clients’ homes. The media begin covering the story as a serial killer case. Who is Miki Yamamoto? What is the truth behind the cases?


  1. Based on the novel “Chinmoku Hotei” by Joh Sasaki (published November, 2016 by Shinchosha).


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